Beshear: Regional COVID Vaccine Sites Won't Open Thursday Due to Impending Ice Storm

Feb 9, 2021

Gov. Andy Beshear
Credit J. Tyler Franklin

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that three of the regional COVID-19 vaccination sites will be closed on Thursday due to the predicted ice storm that will make driving dangerous.

The Kroger regional vaccination sites at Greenwood Mall in Bowling Green, as well as the sites in Lexington and Covington will be closed.

Beshear said Kroger will contact those who have appointments and will reschedule them as soon as possible.

Gov. Beshear said the federal government is increasing Kentucky’s allocation of vaccines by another 6%  next week. That adds up to an increase of 28% in three weeks.

Gov. Beshear announced 2,339 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. That brings the total number of cases in the state to 381,121 since March.

Beshear also reported 35 new deaths, bringing the total number of Kentuckians who have lost their lives to the disease to 4,126.

Kentucky’s positivity rate continues to decline and is at 7.66%.